Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fall and rise

I zipped over to Pressed Saturday night to check out some more metal. Among the most glaring omissions of local bands from the blog, I'd say grindcore devotees Fuck The Facts are near the top of the list. I still haven't seen them, but I figure it might count the same if I manage to catch the various members other projects ... no? Well, it was worth a shot. At any rate, FTF's Topon Das kicked things off in a decidedly non-grinding mode with some pedal manipulation, and Black Oak Decline and The Great Sabatini completed the ear-drum-pummelling evening.

Topon twists.

Topon Das at Pressed

"Now go home and play with your delay pedals."

Topon Das at Pressed

Up next, Black Oak Decline. The name automatically makes me think southern rock, but don't expect any washboards from this crew, which was first put together by frontman Mike Raymond; I also know drummer Tony from manning the door at Zaphod's. Here's Mike, starting things off with some serious feedback.

Black Oak Decline at Pressed

Bass action!

Black Oak Decline at Pressed

The whole loud lot!

Black Oak Decline at Pressed

More camouflage!

Black Oak Decline at Pressed

Tony hits!

Black Oak Decline at Pressed

Mike sings!

Black Oak Decline at Pressed

More bass!

Black Oak Decline at Pressed

Extra Tony!

Black Oak Decline at Pressed

Unfortunately their bass amp died after four songs or so ...on to The Great Sabatini after the jump!
I saw The Great Sabatini play at Mavericks back in September 2010 with Black Faxes, Vilipend and Alaskan and they were mighty loud ... they haven't gotten any quieter! Here's some hair-shaking action with singer Sean!

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

And the rest of the combo: Rob, Joey and Steve!

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

Steve's also popped up on the blog with Greber and Biipiigwan.

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

Headbanging action!

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

Sean sings!

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

Joey sings!

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

Beard-waving action!

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

Steve hits!

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

Rob sings!

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

The whole lot!

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

Steve sings!

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

And some final Sean.

The Great Sabatini at Pressed

Great show; unfortunately some extremely treacherous sidewalks kept the crowd to a moderate size.

1 comment:

Lotza Cuma said...

Topon Das is the fucking man